Raise Your Hand

Tutoring in Public Schools

Raise Your Hand recruits volunteer tutors for students performing below the state standard.

Raise Your Hand partners with administrators and teachers to implement tutoring sessions in participating schools. Our volunteer tutors work in the classroom after school helping teachers with first- through eighth-grade students who are struggling with reading and math. Teachers and volunteers partner to listen to and coach each child to success. Participation is completely free for students and includes snacks and transportation home.

For the 2023-2024 school year, Raise Your Hand is serving students at Williamson County Schools, Franklin Special School District, Robertson County Schools and Lebanon Special School District—as well as Cheatham, Dickson and Hickman counties.


Volunteer to be a Tutor

As a volunteer tutor, you can help a child while adding a broad range of skills to your resume. Tutoring is extremely flexible and works around your availability.

Volunteers commit to one hour per week for up to 10 weeks, assisting teachers with reading assignments and tutoring students individually or in small-group sessions. In partnership with each of the school districts, teachers guide volunteers through the tutoring process. No teaching experience is required, and training is provided.

Volunteer with YAC

The Raise Your Hand Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is dedicated to empowering volunteers to share engaging STEM activities with students in first- through fifth-grade throughout our community.  YAC is a platform for high school and college students to promote collaboration, learning and advocacy. Members are not assigned to one school but will rotate locations and meet virtually each month.




we’re seeing results


Students served


Elementary schools participated


Of students overall increased their reading skills


Of Williamson County Schools’ students’ math improved